Queen Esther began as young Hadassah, a well cared for orphan from Susa. The Lord set a chain of events in motion to give her exposure, opportunity, and then a kingdom. After a time of royal living, He called her to her duty as a national intercessor. MANY lessons are available in this book, and we learn about the selection process, God’s Mordecai in our lives, the nature of a revealed enemy, and more.
The latter parts of Esther 2:12 describes the “beauty treatments” the candidates received: six months with oil of myrrh and six months with sweet odors. Oil of Myrrh Myrrh is a detox agent, relieves stress; it cleans and tones the skin and relieves dryness.… Continue Reading “Beauty Treatments”
Esther 2:1-4, 12 These two calls were the the most non-traditional of the calls, especially since they were about purity. It turned out that the key word under this theme was providence. Keep reading…you’ll see why! The Command for Purity One event set another… Continue Reading “The Purification of a Queen”
Esther 2:8-9 Submission as one of Esther’s distinguishing characteristics was the theme of the next two calls. By definition, submission is not power alone, but the power to influence thought and behavior. Esther’s example of influence was twofold. She submitted IN authority and she… Continue Reading “Your Influence as Queen”
Esther 2:12a, 7 The first two Queen Life (QL) calls fell under this theme: Your Turn to Be Queen. The two major nuggets were first, that every maid has her turn; and second, that every maid (woman) brings something to the table. Every Maid… Continue Reading “Your Turn to Be Queen”
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